The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 331 403 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.39% 16.16% 16.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.57% 65.53% 60.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 226 254
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £117 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 83 90
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 575 615 814
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.99% 24.66% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 341 428
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 103
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +6 116 £350 - 40
Cambridgeshire +1 113 £285 -15.86% 60
Essex -18 53 £425 +30.76% 13
Bedfordshire -7 34 £445 +25.35% 16
Norfolk -11 14 £160 -9.85% 9
Suffolk -14 4 £350 +8.10% 11
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 215 (33.13%) Microsoft
2 181 (27.89%) Active Directory
3 156 (24.04%) Windows 7
4 155 (23.88%) Windows Server
5 134 (20.65%) VMware
6 131 (20.18%) Linux
7 113 (17.41%) SQL
8 104 (16.02%) Office 365
8 104 (16.02%) Windows 10
9 100 (15.41%) ITIL
10 93 (14.33%) SCCM
11 85 (13.10%) Migration
12 83 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
13 81 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 73 (11.25%) Citrix
15 71 (10.94%) SQL Server
16 70 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 70 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 67 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
18 66 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
19 63 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (9.55%) PowerShell
21 61 (9.40%) DNS
21 61 (9.40%) Finance
22 58 (8.94%) Java
22 58 (8.94%) Unix
23 55 (8.47%) .NET
24 52 (8.01%) C#
25 48 (7.40%) SharePoint
25 48 (7.40%) Security Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 47 (7.24%) MS Exchange
3 37 (5.70%) Skype for Business
4 26 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (3.85%) IIS
6 18 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.69%) Apache
7 11 (1.69%) CMS
8 10 (1.54%) Confluence
9 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.08%) JBoss
11 6 (0.92%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.62%) Unica
3 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Odoo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 104 (16.02%) Office 365
2 67 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.93%) IaaS
4 19 (2.93%) OneDrive
5 18 (2.77%) PaaS
6 12 (1.85%) Yammer
7 11 (1.69%) SaaS
8 9 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.08%) Google Drive
10 5 (0.77%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.31%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.31%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.40%) DNS
2 42 (6.47%) LAN
3 40 (6.16%) DHCP
3 40 (6.16%) Firewall
3 40 (6.16%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.01%) Internet
5 38 (5.86%) SAN
6 33 (5.08%) WAN
7 27 (4.16%) VPN
8 25 (3.85%) Skype
9 15 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (2.00%) NAS
10 13 (2.00%) VoIP
11 11 (1.69%) SSL
11 11 (1.69%) Wireless
12 10 (1.54%) HTTP
12 10 (1.54%) WebEx
13 6 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.92%) SMTP
14 5 (0.77%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.47%) Hadoop
3 15 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.16%) DB2
4 14 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.54%) MySQL
7 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.39%) Sybase ASE
9 8 (1.23%) Big Data
9 8 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.39%) JIRA
3 18 (2.77%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.85%) Ant
6 11 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.54%) Selenium
8 8 (1.23%) Bugzilla
9 7 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.92%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.92%) JUnit
10 6 (0.92%) Maven
10 6 (0.92%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.92%) Subversion
11 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.62%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.46%) Redmine
12 3 (0.46%) Trac
General
1 61 (9.40%) Finance
2 24 (3.70%) Retail
3 15 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.85%) Local Government
5 11 (1.69%) Automotive
5 11 (1.69%) Marketing
6 10 (1.54%) Legal
6 10 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.23%) Banking
8 7 (1.08%) Publishing
9 4 (0.62%) French Language
9 4 (0.62%) Law
10 3 (0.46%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) Avionics
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (15.87%) Analyst
2 82 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 70 (10.79%) Desktop Support
4 61 (9.40%) Developer
5 45 (6.93%) Architect
6 44 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 40 (6.16%) Consultant
8 39 (6.01%) Desktop Engineer
9 38 (5.86%) IT Support
10 34 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
11 30 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (4.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 26 (4.01%) Service Analyst
13 26 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
14 25 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.08%) IT Engineer
16 19 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
16 19 (2.93%) Administrator
17 18 (2.77%) Java Developer
17 18 (2.77%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.47%) .NET
2 33 (5.08%) Web Services
3 31 (4.78%) HTML
4 25 (3.85%) CSS
5 20 (3.08%) XML
6 18 (2.77%) HTML5
7 16 (2.47%) AngularJS
8 14 (2.16%) Spring
9 13 (2.00%) Middleware
10 12 (1.85%) JSP
11 11 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.69%) CSS3
11 11 (1.69%) REST
12 10 (1.54%) J2EE
12 10 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (1.54%) Node.js
12 10 (1.54%) SOAP
13 9 (1.39%) Hibernate
13 9 (1.39%) JSON
13 9 (1.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.85%) Clustering
4 18 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.62%) Smartphone
6 12 (1.85%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.23%) NHS
9 8 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.08%) PKI
10 7 (1.08%) User Experience
11 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (24.04%) Windows 7
2 155 (23.88%) Windows Server
3 131 (20.18%) Linux
4 104 (16.02%) Windows 10
5 70 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (8.94%) Unix
7 45 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (5.39%) Windows 8
9 31 (4.78%) Windows XP
10 30 (4.62%) Android
11 23 (3.54%) Apple iOS
12 21 (3.24%) Windows Vista
13 20 (3.08%) Solaris
14 17 (2.62%) Mac OS
15 14 (2.16%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (1.23%) AIX
17 8 (1.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (15.41%) ITIL
2 85 (13.10%) Migration
3 66 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (6.01%) DevOps
4 39 (6.01%) Project Management
5 35 (5.39%) CRM
6 31 (4.78%) Service Delivery
7 30 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (3.85%) TDD
9 23 (3.54%) Analytics
9 23 (3.54%) Configuration Management
9 23 (3.54%) Service Management
9 23 (3.54%) Test Automation
10 22 (3.39%) Data Protection
10 22 (3.39%) Time Management
11 21 (3.24%) Software Engineering
12 20 (3.08%) SDLC
13 19 (2.93%) MVC
14 18 (2.77%) High Availability
14 18 (2.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (17.41%) SQL
2 62 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 58 (8.94%) Java
4 52 (8.01%) C#
5 47 (7.24%) JavaScript
6 38 (5.86%) Python
7 27 (4.16%) C
8 24 (3.70%) Perl
9 20 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.47%) Ruby
11 15 (2.31%) C++
12 14 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.54%) PHP
14 7 (1.08%) VBScript
15 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.92%) Tcl
16 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.62%) VB
16 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.46%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 63 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (7.40%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.09%) MCSE
4 41 (6.32%) Degree
5 22 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.16%) MCP
7 13 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.00%) MCSA
8 11 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.54%) MCITP
10 8 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.92%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.92%) CCNA
11 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.92%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.92%) MCTS
12 5 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.77%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.55%) SLA
2 11 (1.69%) GDPR
3 9 (1.39%) QA
4 4 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.46%) PMO
6 2 (0.31%) ECSS
6 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) GAMP
7 1 (0.15%) GMP
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (27.89%) Active Directory
2 81 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (6.32%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.47%) XenApp
6 21 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.69%) Firmware
8 11 (1.69%) vSphere
9 8 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.92%) Docker
11 6 (0.92%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.62%) Samba
13 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.31%) Cygwin
14 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 93 (14.33%) SCCM
2 19 (2.93%) SCOM
3 17 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.85%) Ansible
4 12 (1.85%) vCenter Server
5 10 (1.54%) Puppet
6 9 (1.39%) WSUS
7 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.46%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.46%) AppDNA
12 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.46%) EnCase
12 3 (0.46%) Salt
12 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 215 (33.13%) Microsoft
2 134 (20.65%) VMware
3 73 (11.25%) Citrix
4 40 (6.16%) Cisco
5 38 (5.86%) Apple
6 32 (4.93%) HP
7 25 (3.85%) Oracle
8 18 (2.77%) Google
8 18 (2.77%) SAP
9 17 (2.62%) Dell
9 17 (2.62%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.16%) Symantec
11 13 (2.00%) EMC
12 12 (1.85%) Avaya
12 12 (1.85%) NetApp
13 10 (1.54%) Epicor
14 9 (1.39%) Adobe
14 9 (1.39%) Remedy
14 9 (1.39%) Sybase
15 7 (1.08%) IBM
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £176 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Roc Search
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary
Rate: From £36,570 to £41,502 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago